Compact crossword - The Scotsman 27/12/13

Friday’s puzzle...

27/12/13

ACROSS

1 Wading bird (5)

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4 Aromatic 5 down (5)

10 Steered a boat (5)

11 Aromatic 5 down (7)

12 Aromatic 5 down (8)

13 Aromatic 5 down (4)

15 Rectangular (6)

17 Middle Eastern country (6)

19 Aniseed liqueur (4)

20 Reject (8)

23 Wreath (7)

24 Country house (5)

25 Seize by force (5)

26 Hurried meal (5)

DOWN

2 Lone Star State (5)

3 First principle (8)

5 Any aromatic plant (4)

6 Wild duck (7)

7 North Yorkshire resort (11)

8 Scorn (5)

9 Former English county (4,3,4)

14 Chicken in red wine (3,2,3)

16 He was raised from the dead (NT) (7)

18 Breezy (5)

21 Mauve (5)

22 So-so (4)

Thursday’s Solution

Across: 1 Medallists, 7 Curtails, 8 Kepi, 9 Anvil, 10 Closure, 12 Conscientious, 15 Offbeat, 17 Scamp, 20 Used, 21 Obedient, 22 Resentment.

Down: 1 Mourn, 2 Detains, 3 Lois, 4 Insolent, 5 Takes, 6 Apercu, 11 Pinafore, 13 Oafish, 14 Incline, 16 Budge, 18 Manet, 19 Bent.